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Iwobi Relishes Return To Goals Scoring Form

Alex Iwobi

Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has admitted he is thrilled to get his fourth goal of the season for The Gunners, as he struck in the 2-1 win away to Huddersfield Town.

Iwobi’s return to scoring form came just after reports emerged that he remains Nigeria’s most valuable player in Europe’s top five leagues, with an increase of 8.5m the previous month to 63.7m.

Iwobi’s value is now above Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi, who is second with 55m.

As if to justify the figures that put him top of Nigeria’s highest earning soccer stars, Iwobi got the evening’s opening salvo, before Alexandre Lacazette sealed the 2-1 away win at John Smith’s Stadium.

Iwobi, whose goal went in with a deflection, will now turn his focus on the UEFA Europa League knock-out fixture against BATE Borisov, with a view to adding to his fourth goal of the season in all competitions.

Although he admitted a touch of luck helped him hit target on Saturday, Iwobi also revealed the level of training and technique The Gunners continue putting in, which he believes helped them on the evening.

“We’ve been working a lot on transitioning when we get the ball, to counter-attack and attack with speed.

“As soon as I saw it in the air and saw the defender coming, I thought I just had to get a good connection.

“Luckily for me it went through the guy’s leg with a bit of a deflection and went in,” Iwobi reasoned.

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